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  1. While a trade seems unlikely, being “a game apart” in the division standings this year doesn’t mean much. With the expanded playoffs, both teams are pretty close to locks to make the playoffs anyway. Next year might be another story.
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    MLB COVID-19 outbreaks: None of as Sept 18

    With so many guys testing positive it's nuts if the rest aren't isolated for a week or two.
  3. In addition to giving out a few bad contracts, Theo bet on the wrong youngsters, it seems -- trading away Torres and Eloy while keeping Russell, Happ, Schwarber, etc.
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    Sox and Sawks to see if the Price is Right

    Sort of crazy that Boston, his current team, is +2000.
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    Sox considering a trade, per Chuck.

    The only way Kopech was in the 75-100 range is if you use the outdated pre-2016 rankings, a full season before the trade. By the time he was part of the Sale deal, Kopech had boosted his stock and was 32/10/36 on the pre-2017 (not 2018) rankings that came out shortly thereafter.
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    Sox considering a trade, per Chuck.

    No, it wasn't. https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=kopech000mic
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    Sox considering a trade, per Chuck.

    Heading into the 2017 season, Kopech was #32 in BA, #16 in MLB Pipeline, and #36 in BP. And Moncada was one of the top prospects in baseball. Madrigal and to some extent Vaughn are also far more polarizing.
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    Sox considering a trade, per Chuck.

    I guess anything is arguable, but no.
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    Sox acquire Nomar Mazara for Steele Walker

    Part of the reason you just take the best player available in the draft is b/c of their trade value, so it's really one in the same. I guess folks can disagree about whether Vaughn was the best player available or just taken for positional need, but I tend to think both factors lined up pretty well for us there.
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    Sox acquire Nomar Mazara for Steele Walker

    Maybe, maybe not. I don't think we were the only ones who would have taken him #3 in the draft. Find another org that valued him similarly and see if there's a match, if we're actually looking to make a major trade. Personally, I'd move Madrigal before Vaughn.
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    Sox acquire Nomar Mazara for Steele Walker

    I haven't canvassed for options, but if Vaughn doesn't have significantly more trade value at the moment than Rutherford did when we acquired him (when the bloom had already come off a bit, after going later in the first round in the first place), we're in trouble.
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    Sox acquire Nomar Mazara for Steele Walker

    Rankings aside, it sort of depends how the other org views Vaughn, doesn't it? Rutherford may have been highly ranked at the time of the Kahnle trade but he was also having a pretty underwhelming season at A ball.
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    What about Collins?

    It's not hard to see Collins as a piece of a trade package for a RFer. I have to think combining him with a Dunning or Stiever could net you someone pretty decent (while likely not Benintendi unless we take a bad contract back too).
  14. I'm sure we asked but there was no way we were getting Devers as a third piece. That would have been a crazy package, at the time too, not even in hindsight.
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    Zack Wheeler Thread

    Yep. This year's crop is about as good an opportunity as you're going to get with an ace or two on the market and a bunch of other interesting options.